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News: Bahamas breaks seven million guest barrier in 2019


Bahamas welcomed a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019. The ministry of tourism attributes this historic success to data-driven, agile marketing, authentic storytelling, and aggressive PR, sales and airlift strategies.

News: Chinese cities in lockdown as coronavirus spreads


Three Chinese cities are now in lockdown as authorities attempt to limit the spread of a deadly coronavirus. A total of 20 million people are believed to have been impacted by the decision, with a number of major public events also cancelled.

Focus: Your ultimate checklist for a spectacular New Zealand vacation


As far as vacations go, New Zealand is on most people’s bucket lists. Tucked away in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand has three main landmasses and a significant number of smaller islands.While sun and sand are likely to jump at you, New Zealand has a lot more to offer from incredible sceneries to a massive underground cave system, to glaciers and wildlife.

News: American Airlines reports $1.7bn profit for 2019


American Airlines made a profit of US$1.7 billion in financial 2019, as rising demand for travel offset costs incurred by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.

News: US plans ban on emotional support animals


This has led to an increase in incidents by untrained animals threatening the health and safety of passengers, crew and passengers with disabilities travelling with legitimate service animals.

News: Lufthansa Group to increase capacity out of UK in 2020


Carriers Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines will increase services from the north and south-west of England to Austria, Belgium and Germany.

News: Uniworld seeks compensation from MSC Cruises following River Countess crash


Uniworld has launched a suit against MSC Cruise Management. The river cruise line is seeking reimbursement for damages incurred following a June 2nd incident in which a Uniworld ship, River Countess, was hit by MSC Opera, a large ocean ship.

News: Airbus to boost A321 capacity in Toulouse


Airbus has revealed it will create new A321 production capabilities at its site in Toulouse. The move is part of a strategy to keep the overall production system at the leading edge of technology.

News: New Talise Spa opens at Jumeirah Beach Hotel


Inspired by its proximity to the ocean, the space features a menu of specialised treatments and exclusive products that have been sourced to aid the retreat from everyday life into an oasis of serenity.

News: Sarandon appointed global ambassador with Fairmont


In the role, Susan Sarandon will star in a global brand campaign that will portray the transformative power of travel, connecting Fairmont’s history and majestic hotels with modern sensibilities and the dreams of a new generation of travellers.

Focus: Activities that people can enjoy when travelling to Mexico using royal holiday vacations


Mexico has it all a backpacker can desire to do and see during vacation. There are many beaches, parks, hotels and tourist areas such as the famous Cancun. To have the best time during vacation, there is a need for prior planning and have an ultimate guide.

News: Yas Island partners with Etihad Holidays to boost Abu Dhabi arrivals


Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island Abu Dhabi, has signed a partnership with Etihad Holidays. The deal is designed to enhance Abu Dhabi’s positioning as a global destination for leisure and cultural experiences.

News: Caribbean Airlines honoured by World Travel Awards


Caribbean Airlines is an authentic carrier which provides a genuine regional experience on all its services. Recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Airline Brand by the World Travel Awards, head of sales, Lisa Morales, here tells us what the honour means to her and the team.

News: Wizz Air reaches new passenger milestone in UK


Wizz Air has reached a total of 60 million UK passengers since its first flight from London Luton to Katowice, Poland, in 2004. In 2019 alone Wizz Air has flown over 9.2 million passengers, representing a 26 per cent growth year-on-year.

Playlists: Caribbean Travel Marketplace – 2020


Caribbean Travel Marketplace presents the region with the opportunity to showcase its tourism offerings. It also is a key forum for attracting new delegates who otherwise would not be familiar with the region, thus opening new markets to the Caribbean. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with the key players at the event.

News: Booming American economy drives tourism growth in Caribbean


Looking ahead to the first quarter of 2020, the outlook is challenging, however, as bookings for the period are currently 3.6 per cent behind where they were at the equivalent moment last year.

News: Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new destination campaign


The Jamaica Tourist Board has unveiled ‘Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World’, the new destination brand positioning for the country. The campaign is designed to recognise Jamaica’s out-sized influence on the global community. 

News: Al-Shaibani appointed chairman of Nakheel


Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Shaibani has taken over as chairman of Nakheel following the resignation of Ali Rashid Lootah. Nakheel is a Dubai-based property developer, responsible, among a number of developments, for the construction of Palm Jumeirah.

News: Tayach appointed Kempinski cluster general manager in Doha


Coming from a successful hotelier family, Karim Tayach has been in the luxury hotel industry for more than 27 years and started his journey as a corporate management trainee at the Hyatt Regency Makkah in Saudi Arabia.

News: NFL Draft headed to Las Vegas this April


The draft, which runs from April 23rd-25th, comes to Las Vegas as the Raiders prepare to embark on their first season in the city and at Allegiant Stadium.

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